Three gas stations in Missouri that were shut down by the state’s attorney general for operating without insurance coverage for their underground storage tanks are back in business after purchasing insurance.
Attorney General Chris Koster said that Huntley Summers, owner of Two Brothers Trading Company LLC, has obtained insurance required by the Missouri Underground Storage Tank Law for three gas stations in Benton and Henry counties.
After filing a lawsuit against Summers in May, the AG in early July secured an injunction against the stations’ owner for operating Clinton BP, Clinton Bullseye, and Warsaw Bullseye without insurance — a requirement that is designed to compensate for property damage and bodily injury from potential releases of petroleum from USTs.
The injunction prohibited the stations from dispensing gasoline at the stations until Summers obtained insurance required by the UST Law. By bringing the three stations into compliance with the UST Law as required by the court’s injunction, the three facilities are now able to dispense gasoline to customers.